Presley Style - Lost Elvis Songwriter Demos 1961-1963 CD

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PJ Proby
Presley Style - Lost Elvis Songwriter Demos 1961-1963 CD


This collection of 21 tracks features demo recordings for Elvis Presley pitched to him by songwriters, all sung by P.J. Proby.
The Elvis management insisted that all songs presented to him, had to be recorded on acetate and submitted for his consideration via his publishers.
Competition amongst the songwriters was intense as they created fully produced recordings hoping to catch the ear of Elvis.
Many used vocalists who sounded like Elvis, in the hope of giving them the edge, and the voice of P.J. Proby totally fitted the bill.
On this collection, you can hear not only the successful songs chosen by Elvis, but also others which, although highly credible, were beaten by the finally recorded version.
P.J. said, “I had a couple of the demos in my possession and had been looking for more, as I had recorded so many.
When they came with all the ones they had found and offered them back to me, I said, ‘Wonderful! Wonderful!’.
I cherish them as a fond memory of songwriters Ben Weisman and Ruth Batchelor and the days we recorded the demos because we were so close.
I want to share them with the world, as they are such an important piece of history”.
The release includes a 36-page booklet featuring rare Elvis and PJ memorabilia and an in-depth look at all the songs and where they fitted into the specific movies.
These tracks have been ‘lost’ for around 60 years, and this historic and nostalgic release will appeal to fans of both P.J. and Elvis and fills a gap for collectors in the history of the music.

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Disc 1
  1. Cotton Candy Land
  2. Take Me To the Fair
  3. Fun In Acapulco
  4. Me and Mi Amigo
  5. Margarita
  6. 'Til Love Comes To You
  7. Which Way Do I Turn
  8. Slowly But Surely
  9. It's Carnival Time
  10. Happy Go Lucky Me
  11. Carnival of Dreams
  12. I'll Keep Your Secret
  13. Everything I Need
  14. The Greatest Show
  15. A Fool To Wander
  16. Come and Get It
  17. Where is Pappy?
  18. Snap To!
  19. Whatta They Know
  20. In My Dreams
  21. Because of Love